5/16/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

May 16th, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: RACES @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. In support of their new debut album, “Year of the Witch,” the Southern California co-ed band corks their winning sonic swirl of indie-rock that embraces both darkness and pop, dreams and nightmares, complexity and simplicity. 6pm. $5. Enter to win a pair of FREE TIX here…

MUSIC: The Love Experiment @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Young Boston-based neo-soulsters. 9pm. $5.

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MUSIC: The Lindsey Webster Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The soulful singer-songwriter and her band are joined by special guests Joanna Teters with Mad Satta, as Webster continues her month-long Wednesday night residency. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The New Orleans piano master and longtime anchor of Bonnie Raitt’s band rolls into town in support of his new album, “Occapella,” a romp through the songbag of the great Allen Toussaint. 7pm. $20.